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Refuge Planning

Comprehensive Conservation Plan


In 2010 Refuge staff completed a document to guide Refuge management for the next fifteen years.

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About the Complex

Washington Maritime Complex

The waters surrounding the North Olympic Peninsula support five additional refuges. Flattery Rocks, Quillayute Needles, Copalis, Dungeness, and San Juan Islands.

Protection Island is managed as part of the Washington Maritime Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Connecting to Nature

Breeding Birds


Discover some of the breeding birds of Protection Island.

Breeding Seabirds and Shorebirds of Protection Island
Page Photo Credits — Rhinoceros auklet / ©Cathie Barron, Tufted puffin / USFWS Peter Davis, Glaucous-winged gull / USFWS Peter Davis, Pigeon Guillemot ©  Dow Lambert
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2014
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